Cold War Certificates


Release No. 7-21-03
July 31, 2003

Cold War certificates still available

Alexandria, Va. - Service members, veterans and federal employees who served between Sept. 2, 1945 and Dec. 26, 1991 are still eligible for a Cold War Recognition Certificate, said officials of the U.S. Army Personnel Command.

In fiscal year 1998, the secretary of Defense approved awarding the certificate to personnel who served during the Cold War.  Thus far, about one million people have responded out of the 22 million entitled to receive the certificate, officials said.

An application for the Cold War Recognition Certificate can be found on the Internet at  The Web site informs applicants about the correct procedures and the required documentation to receive the certificate.  It also reminds you that the minimum turn around time is six months.

Applications will only be accepted by fax or mail, officials said.

More information on the certificate can be found on PERSCOM's Cold War Web site or by calling customer service at (703) 325-5864.


13 Jan 2009 05:47 PM